New Partner bolsters Vail Williams in Birmingham

Birmingham-based Craig Fillingham has been made Partner at Property consultancy Vail Williams
February 1, 2024
Craig Fillingham

Property consultancy Vail Williams has promoted building surveyor and project management specialist Craig Fillingham to Partner as business demand grows.

Covering the Birmingham and Leeds areas, Craig has been with the firm since September 2019 when Vail Williams acquired Trilogie CRE.

He becomes one of four Partners in the West Midlands and North region, joining Regional Managing Partner Carole Taylor, Head of Business Rates Adam Barnfield and Head of Valuation Stephen Hobbs.

Craig has more than 20 years’ experience specialising in building, leading and managing multi-disciplinary project teams in the office, industrial and insurance claims management sectors.

He has designed, procured and managed the delivery of a variety of commercial new build and fit out schemes, including office, factories, warehouses, research facilities and education accommodation.

Carole said: “Craig is an extremely experienced building surveyor who covers our patches in both Birmingham and the north of the country. He has gone from strength to strength since joining us.

“This promotion is richly deserved. He is a really good team player and provides an excellent service for clients who think of him highly, judging by the many testimonials he receives.”

Craig has a key role in driving business development, as well as having a mentoring role to support junior members of the team. Craig is an RICS Counsellor, supporting surveyors working toward chartered membership status.

His key skills include contract administration, design and specification writing, dilapidations advice and negotiations, pre-acquisition surveys and defect diagnosis.

He said: “I am thrilled to have been made Partner and I shall continue to strive to provide the best possible service for our valued clients.

“Our business supports clients nationally and we aim to build on our success by driving growth forward in Leeds and consolidate our presence across the entire north region.”

Vail Williams’ full-service property advice includes commercial agency, investment and development advice, building consultancy, property valuation, planning, lease advisory, property asset management, business rates and occupier consultancy.